Before you start your summer barbecue make sure to check the hot dog labels.
Bar-S Foods Company is recalling more than 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products over Listeria monocytogenes concerns, the the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.
The products were distributed nationwide.
There are no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to the products, but because of the recurring Listeria species issues at the company, it has decided to remove the items from commerce as a precautionary move.
L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
Listeriosis, which is treated with antibiotics, can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, convulsions, and other symptoms.
An invasive infection may spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. The illness can be especially dangerous for pregnant women, and may cause cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Customers are advised to not consume the products, throw away the items, or return them to the place they were purchased.
Consumers with questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline or visit AskKaren.gov
The recalled items are:
- 16-oz/1-lb. packages of "BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with "Use By" date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209.
- 12-oz. packages of "BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with package code 6338, "Use By" date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405.
- 24-oz./1.5-lb. cartons of "SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with a "Use By" date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071.
- 42.72-oz./2.67-lb. cartons of "BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with "Use By" dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396.
- 48-oz./3-lb. cartons of "BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with package code 14054, "Use By" dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.